3.2 Changing the Filr Administrator User ID or Password

When you first install Novell Filr, the Filr administrator user name is admin and the password is admin. When you first log in to the Filr site as the administrator, you should change the administrator password from the default password to a secure password of your own choosing.

3.2.1 Changing the Administrator Password

You can change your password to a new password at any time:

  1. In your Web browser, specify one of the following URLs, depending on whether you are using a secure SSL connection:


    Replace filr_hostname with the hostname or fully qualified domain name of the Filr server that you have set up in DNS.

    Depending on how you have configured your Filr system, you might not be required to enter the port number in the URL; if you are using NetIQ Access Manager, the Filr login screen is not used. For more information about Filr configurations that affect login, see Section 2.2, Changing Network Settings.

  2. Log in using your current user name and password.


    If this is your first time accessing the site, log in using admin as the login name and admin as the password.

    The Change Password dialog box is automatically displayed when you first log in to the Filr site.

  3. Click your linked name in the upper-right corner of any Filr page.

  4. Click Change Password.

    The Change Password dialog box is displayed.

  5. Specify the current password, then specify and confirm the new password.

  6. Click OK.

3.2.2 Changing the Administrator User ID and Other Profile Information

You might want to change the administrator User ID in addition to other information on the administrator’s user profile.

  • User ID: As a security precaution, it might make sense to change the administrator’s user ID from the default admin. The administrator user ID is used only when logging in to the Filr system.

    Changing the administrator user ID requires that you restart each Filr appliance in the Filr system in order for the change to take effect.

  • First Name and Last Name: Providing a first and last name for the administrator changes the name that appears in the upper-right corner of each Filr page, as well as the name that appears in the administration console under Administrators.

To change the Filr administrator user ID, as well as other profile information, follow the steps in Modifying Your Profile in the Novell Filr 1.2 Web Application User Guide.